Organic soap is preferred by many beauty experts, as it will clean your skin without any damage. Regular soap, body wash, and face wash may irritate your skin hence better way is to replace them with organic stuff. Organic soaps are costly when you purchase them from the store but making them on your own is not only cheap but also you can design your soap according to your choice.

 

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Organic Soap

Soap plays important role in daily personal hygiene, a mild organic soap helps in removing dirt, and sweat and also cleanses your skin. Organic soap is made by mixing organic oils with the lye solution. Although lye is chemical, when mixed with oils they create a saponification reaction that makes soap and the original harsh form of the lye no more exist. Lye is essential for making a saponification reaction otherwise you are not able to prepare your soap, if you are worried about the chemical presence of lye in organic soap then keep in mind after saponification there will be no chemical particles of the lye left behind.

Ingredients
  • Raw Coconut Oil 3/2 cup
  • Almond Oil 2/3 cup
  • Olive Oil 2/3 cup
  • Distilled Water 3/4 cup
  • Lye 1/4 cup
Tools
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Goggles
  • Stainless steel container
  • Silicone mold
  • Stainless steel spoon
  • Hand blender
  • Bowl

Step by Step Organic Soap Making

Step 1 Prepare Workstation and Yourself

Cover your workstation with a newspaper or with a cloth to prevent mess. Also wear gloves, a mask, and goggles while working with lye. Lye is a harsh chemical commonly known as sodium hydroxide and releases strong fumes when you are working with it.

wear protective gear

Step 2 Pour Water into Stainless Steel Container

Pour 3/4 cup of cool distilled water into a stainless steel container. it's better to measure water using a digital scale or with a measuring cup.

add water in stainless steel jar

Step 3 Add Lye to Water

Measure 1/4 cup of lye using a measuring spoon or cup and then add it to the distilled water, don't add water to lye it will be dangerous. Make sure to pour slowly and keep yourself at a distance when adding lye into the water. keep the solution stirring slowly until the water becomes clear

add lye into water

Step 4 Combine and Heat Oils

In a bowl or in a jar pour all three oils i-e coconut oil, almond oil, and olive oil. Then heat them up to 120 degrees, you can heat them using a double boiler method or by microwave. once heated keep them aside and let them cool between 95 degrees to 105 degrees. Check temperature level using a thermometer, because the temperature is crucial in saponification.

heat oils

Step 5 Pour Lye Solution in Oils

After preparing both the lye and oil solutions, pour the lye solution into the oil mixture. Mix solution for 5-6 minutes with a stainless steel spoon. After five minutes using a hand blender whisk it well until it becomes creamy and thick.

pour lye solution in oils

Step 6 Add Essential Oils and Dry Herbs or Flowers

Now add essential oils, herbs, and dry flowers according to your preference. You can use lavender, tea tree, peach, or any essential oil which you like also you can add rose petals, dry lavender, and any herb which suits you. For adding colors to your soap try using organic colors from cocoa powder, turmeric, and beetroot. Food colors don’t go well in soap.

add essential oils

Step 7 Pour Soap Solution into Silicone Mold

Take a silicone mold and then pour soap solution into the mold. smooth its surface using a spatula. Then wrap these molds in cling wrap to prevent them from dust and dirt. Keep it at room temperature for 24 hours or until harden. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or until well hardened.

pour soap into mold

Step 8Remove from Mold and Cut In Pieces

Now when the soap is ready and firm enough, remove it and place it on parchment paper and cut it into pieces using a knife or cutter. Wrap it in parchment paper and store it in the container if you are not using it, this will prevent organic soap from catching dust particles.

cut and wrap soap

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Tips

  • Don't use aluminum containers, or utensils while working on lye, it can be dangerous.
  • Always use the calculated amount of lye, oils, and water when making soap.
  • Always mix lye into water, and don't add water into lye it can be dangerous.
  • Work in a well-ventilated space when you are preparing a lye solution
  • Keep yourself at a distance when adding lye into water, and don't breathe in fumes.
  • Don't touch the lye containers with bare hands, always wear gloves.
  • Don't add lye solution if the temperature of the oil is above or at180 degrees.
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